Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cake Balls and Frugal deals

One day about 2 weeks ago I got all sorts of free stuff in the mail. I know I look like the biggest weirdo, but free stuff is fun. A couple of these coupons were for completely free, full-size items. Can't beat that!



Here is my frugal deal from Smith's. I'm always a little bummed that they took Albertsons away because I got the best deals there. Add insult to injury, Utah doesn't do double coupons like every other state. Smith's had a promo for 3 days a couple weeks ago where they would round any coupon that was below a dollar up to $1. So .25 coupons became $1 coupons. It was so exciting I could hardly stand it. I was seriously giddy. I know, I know, you're all holding up a big "L" with your fingers and pretending to put it over my forehead. Joke all you want because here is what I got for just $13...

My awesome friend Barb was having a bake sale for Autism awareness. One of her darling boys has autism and she is a great example to me with how hard she works for a cause. We need more people in this world like Barb. Her son, Isaac, cracks me up. One day at Barb's he looked at my very pregnant belly and asked me if I was full. I really was very full :). Although I know sometimes Barb would like to hide her head when Isaac is a little overly honest, I think it's a character a few more of us could use. Anyway, here are some cute cake balls I made for her bake sale. I was going for the "these look like chocolates look but they are really cake" look. And they were YUMMY! I can't wait to make some more cake balls! They were a little time consuming so I need a good reason to make them!


I can't do things oraganized. I just can't. I swear I have tried, but I apparently need creative chaos to accomplish anything. So there was a big mess after the cake balls and I turned it into some art....ok, art by my standards. I don't consider myself artistic in any way, trust me!


6 comments:

bpetersen said...

You are so amazing Janelle! I'm so blessed to call you my sister! The cake balls look wonderful and the artwork is amazing !

The Edwards Family said...

You are so cute Janelle and I'm thinking I will have to visit next time you make cake balls!!!

mistieleigh said...

i really need you to show me some tricks about this couponing thing. I, too get excited about things like that.

Me said...

AWWWWWWW! Thanks so much for helping out with our bake sale! We made over $900 that day!! I remember when Isaac asked if you were full. LOL! SILLY BOY!!

tamster17 said...

You are so cute Janelle! Love your awesome deal findings and need to shadow you on some of those -- seriously!!! Your cake balls look awesome and wish I could pop one in my mouth right now! I need to find out how you do those. And I love that you made art out of your mess -- you are sooooo creative!!! Is there anything you can't do???

Alex said...

That's so way cool! I love coupons but that is one amazing stash! So amazing!